Director SCM EU Parcel Transportation (Ecom, DTC Transportation)(m/f/d)





The Director, Parcel Transportation is a key in-house strategy execution role for an organized, passionate, goal-oriented and visionary people-leader who understands the challenges and the opportunities of EU wide supply chain and transportation network, and who is capable of end-to-end owning and driving the European Parcel Delivery network with over a 150+ Million Euro annual spend.
•    Own the Parcel Transportation Budget and Performance 
•    Manage parcel carrier portfolio across all countries 
•    Drive major change initiatives in EU network (New DCs, Key Cities, Stores, Launches)
•    Enable new services to provide convenience and choice to our customers
•    Upskill and develop the EU Parcel Transportation Team
•    Drive proper communication and stakeholder engagement


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead overall parcel delivery network for EU in alignment with strategic direction
  • Actively manage the EU parcel carrier portfolio with proper cadence and governance
  • Improve overall transportation KPIs (OTIF, Speed, Sustainability, NPS and choices) for digital sales channels (ecom, web, app, partner programs)
  • Budget ownership over a 150+ Million Euro annual spend
  • Run and optimize the transportation network, with optimized cost, service and reliability 
  • Drive the sustainability vision of the company for the B2C / parcel transportation network
  • Enhance available consumer preference and convenience options
  • Be customer centric in everything we do, owning the customer delivery experience
  • Own the Next Day / Same Day delivery agenda for EU


Key Relationships

  • Initiate and drive discussions with cross-functional internal stakeholders, as well as external partners; to collect and consolidate input, issues, feedback, and insights to prepare, plan, align and deliver solutions 
  • Deliver execution of the aligned tactical / strategic initiatives
  • Proactively manage stakeholders, build relationships, and manage communication
  • Stakeholders can relate (but not limited) to the following core functions:
    • EMEA Supply Chain Management (all functions) 
    • EMEA Market (all functions)  
    • External partners (carriers, solution providers and consultants)
    • Global Operations (Global Transportation, Procurement. Digital, Strategy and IT)
    • Corporate functions (e.g., legal, finance & performance management)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Soft skills

  • Thinks Big and has a bias for action. Expected to be creative, to plan, shine and deliver.
  • End-to-end mindset with a holistic view of problems and opportunities on hand
  • Has backbone, develops and constructively communicates his opinion, not scared to disagree, and yet commit. Seeks the best for the business always in mind.
  • Solution builder with a creative mind and solid experience in delivering results
  • Highly self-motivated, and acts like an ‘owner’
  • Earns trust, both of his/her team and internal/external stakeholders. Does what he/she says in due time, and dares to say ‘No’ when required so.
  • Engaging, open and perceptive to feedback and improvement
  • Autonomous and capable of handling all-way communication (upward, lateral and downward)
  • Change management skills, influencing a network of internal and external stakeholders
  • Solid presentation and storytelling skills
  • Discipline in planning, time management and organization skills 

Hard skills

  • Expertise on EU parcel carrier and last mile network, with suppliers, services, and consumer preferences for digital channels (app and web)
  • Working experience with a Transportation Management and Optimization system
  • Advanced MS Office skills, especially MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Dives deep with proven data analytics skills, and willing to ‘get his/her hands dirty’
  • Frugal. Knows success is not to have the biggest team, but to deliver the biggest value.
  • Financial literacy and budget ownership
  • Has experience in building and evaluating Business Cases with scenario planning

People management skills

  • Hires and Develops the Best. Builds, Manages, Coaches and Upkeeps the EU Parcel Transportation Team
  • Works with an ‘authentic / servant leader’ mindset. Leads by example.
  • Insists on the Highest Standards. Setting right expectations is a determinant of success.
  • Good at prioritization, effort estimation, job assignment and delegation
  • Provides feedback and owns the development and performance of his/her team
  • Identifies needs and skills required, runs recruitment, and ensures a smooth onboarding
  • Curious, Open to learn & develop. Encourages / puts leverage in his/her teams’ learning
  • Fosters a team culture that encourages trust, open and constructive discussion 



  • A Bachelor’s degree from relevant departments of universities required. A Master’s degree and PMP / lean sigma certification preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience in an advanced supply chain and/or transportation management environment (relevant consultancy included) 
  • Within which 3 years of relevant team management / people leadership experience

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Director SCM EU Parcel Transportation (Ecom, DTC Transportation)(m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Global Operations
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  458388
Date:  Sep 23, 2022